Deets: If you're looking for an exotic indoor plant that's very easy to grow, take a look at hoya. Its draping vines resemble thick ropes with their crowded, contorted leaves. These fleshy, curled leaves, which may be either solid dark green in color or variegated green and white, have an attractive glossy or waxy appearance. The clusters of small star-shaped flowers are also often waxy. And they are so delightfully perfect, they appear to be made of porcelain. With minimal effort, you can enjoy the Hindu rope plant’s remarkable foliage for many, many years – even decades! And with just a little patience and added attention, you will be treated to its exquisite flower clusters. So here’s everything you need to know to take good care of a Hindu rope plant and encourage it to produce eye-catching, long-lasting blooms.
Hoya is often sold in hanging baskets, but its lanky stems will trail from tall containers such as urns, too. Or, if you want to grow it upright, supply a trellis or totem and let hoya supply vertical interest to your home or office.
Name(s): Common names for Hoya carnosa compacta include the Hindu rope plant, Krinkle Kurl, porcelain flower, and wax plant. Each of these highlights a distinctive characteristic of this unique plant.
Light: Your Hoya will thrive in medium to bright indirect light. It can tolerate lower light but will likely produce flowers if placed in brighter light. The more light it receives, the more vibrant the foliage and the more flowers it will produce.
Water: Water your Hoya when the pot becomes 100% dry. Water thoroughly until water flows through the drainage hole. Discard any excess water in the saucer.
Grower: Beginners, all types.
Pet Friendly: Yes. Non-Toxic to pets.
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